A VARSITARIAN writer and alumnus both placed first in the English and Filipino division in the Poetry Wirting Contest sponsored by the Miguel de Benavides Library last June 17.

Fourth year Architecture senior John Ernest Jose, a Varsitarian circle writer, emerged first place in the English category for his poem “The Unending Radiance” while Faculty of Arts and Letters alumnus and former Varsitarian associate editor Louie Jon Sanchez clinched the first place for “Lumina,” his poetry collection in the Filipino category.

UST High School senior Jeanne Marie Camello came in second with “To wear a Thomasian’s slipper” for the English category. Accountancy junior Xaviery Cañaveral ranked third for her work “Unending Flame.”

Meanwhile, in the Filipino category, Genro Esquivias a Faculty of Law alumnus in 1977, won second place for his work “Pamantasang Hinirang.” Library Science junior Julie Ann Dominique De Leon came in third for her work “Ang Dilaw na Liwanag.” Kalaine Nikka Kay C. Grafil

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